Both Mark and Rody are native to Goldendale. Mark being raised
on a farm northeast of town and Rody raised in town as a farm
mechanics daughter. We both have a need to till the soil in our blood. Our parents were avid gardeners, raising big vegetable gardens and prize collections of iris and daylily. Not wanting to leave the area we purchased a forty-acre parcel of land and have tried to diversify our lives to the uses that this land can provide.
In 2003 we had the occasion to go to Sequim, Washington and to see the several lavender farms. We were amazed at the small size of something that was called a farm, coming from farms of wheat and hay that were several hundred acres.
In 2006, Mark finally gave up some of the pasture to our first lavender planting of 500 plants. We visited other lavender farms that dot the Columbia River Gorge and decided to go organic. We purchased ground cloth and have now planted 1000 lavender plants in our production field and have 52 varieties in our Lavender Meander. We grow five main varieties at this time, Munsted, Fred Boutin, Provence, Grosso, and Royal Velvet.
We are not a certified farm as yet, but do grow our crop using
organic practices. Goldendale Saturday Market was the first
marketing of our products made from the buds of our beautiful
new lavender field. We have a diverse array of products. As we
see an idea that lavender can be used in, we are compelled to try it.
For Questions Please Contact Us At:
Broken Boulder Farm
290 Pipeline Rd
Goldendale, Wa 98620